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Living by the Book : the art and science of reading the Bible

Author: Howard G Hendricks; William Hendricks
Publisher: Chicago : Moody Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Revised and updatedView all editions and formats
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For every person who draws strength and direction from the Bible, there are many more who struggle with it. This revised and expanded edition of Living by the Book will remove the barriers that keep Scripture from transforming your life. In a simple, step-by-step fashion, the authors explain how to glean truth from Scripture. --From publisher's description.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Howard G Hendricks; William Hendricks
ISBN: 9780802408235 0802408230
OCLC Number: 1154952965
Description: 392 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: [1] Why people don't study the Bible --
Why study the Bible? --
How this book can help --
An overview of the process --
[2] Step 1: Observation. The value of observation --
Let's start with a verse --
You must learn to read --
[3] Ten strategies to first-rate reading. Read thoughtfully --
Read repeatedly --
Read patiently --
Read selectively --
Read prayerfully --
Read imaginatively --
Read meditatively --
Read purposefully --
Read acquisitively --
Read telescopically --
Work with a paragraph --
[4] Six things to look for. Things that are emphasized --
Things that are repeated --
Things that are related --
Things that are alike, & unlike --
Things that are true to life --
Getting the big picture --
Summarize your observations --
"Facts are stupid things until ..." --
[5] Step 2. Interpretation. The value of interpretation --
Handle with care! --
What type of literature is this? --
[6] Five keys to interpretation. Content --
Context --
Comparison --
Culture --
Consultation --
Coming to terms --
Figuring out the figurative --
Putting it all together --
Don't stop now! --
[7] Step 3. Application. The critical step of application --
Truth that transforms --
A transformed people --
Four steps of application --
Customized Christianity --
Nine questions to ask --
Now and then --
The principle of the thing --
A process of life change --
Three suggestions to get started.
Responsibility: Howard G. Hendricks, William D. Hendricks.
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For every person who draws strength and direction from the Bible, there are many more who struggle with it. This revised and expanded edition of Living by the Book will remove the barriers that keep Scripture from transforming your life. In a simple, step-by-step fashion, the authors explain how to glean truth from Scripture. --From publisher's description.

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